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by cloudboy
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 181714

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

What is the weather like between them?

NOT just precipitation, but freezing, fog...

These affect not only the airline operations, and diversions, but also the people traveling to the airport.

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by cloudboy
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worcester adds new service
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

Worcester adds new service

This Thursday Rectrix Aviation will launch a weekend shuttle (Thursday through Monday) from Worcester to Hyannis. (http://www.masslive.com/news/worcester/index.ssf/2017/06/worcester_to_cape_cod_air_shut.html). While only a shuttle, it marks an interesting return to shuttle flying in New England. It ...

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by cloudboy
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 181714

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Just because a fare is OFFERED doesn't mean a fare is SELLING. Those seats may be taken because of connections, not because people are paying that to fly BOS to SFO. Or, they may be upgrade with points.

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by cloudboy
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Great Hall Project Update
Replies: 168
Views: 16480

Re: DEN Great Hall Project Update

Dumb idea if you ask me. The people who use the concessions in the main hall do so because they are waiting for arriving passengers they are picking up, or waiting to go to the gate with their families who are dropping them off. If you move the security point outside of the main hall, then passenger...

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by cloudboy
Tue May 30, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?
Replies: 120
Views: 15571

Re: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?

My opinion is there won't be any new > 100 flight hubs in U.S. for at least next 10 years. I think the airlines have learned the hard way that unless a city has something really unique geography wise (SLC and CLT), you've got to be a giant city to support the fixed costs of a hub, a la EWR, ORD, IA...

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by cloudboy
Fri May 19, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 29354

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

Ok, I know the seats were sold as first class, but in size they were essentially just economy plus sized seats in a 2-2 configuration. Why did they not do like they do on CRJs and Embraers and do a 1-2 configuration? Did those passengers spending that money for Concorde not care abut the product th...

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by cloudboy
Wed May 17, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 29354

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

Never got a chance to respond to this. I was talking about what would be normal domestic first class, not lie-flat seats. I think they were 17.5", that is narrower than a A320 or e190 economy seat. That is pretty tight for that kind of money. I know Concorde was, and still would be, an experien...

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by cloudboy
Tue May 16, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 29354

Concorde Why no 1st class?

Ok, I know the seats were sold as first class, but in size they were essentially just economy plus sized seats in a 2-2 configuration. Why did they not do like they do on CRJs and Embraers and do a 1-2 configuration? Did those passengers spending that money for Concorde not care abut the product tha...

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by cloudboy
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns
Replies: 72
Views: 21147

Re: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns

As someone who has essentially switched over to B6 out of BOS, I feel the need to remind everyone that passengers are not cargo crates. The product matters. The 190 is in many cases the preferred aircraft in the B6 fleet - the seats are wider, usually easier to get everyone's luggage on board, and o...

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by cloudboy
Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet-powered flying boat technical feasability
Replies: 26
Views: 3250

Re: Jet-powered flying boat technical feasability

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beriev_Be-200


I did not. I knew about the Ekranoplanes, but my understanding was they were never designed to be flown at altitude. Even the Be-200 looks like it doesn't have much of a service ceiling, why is this?
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Wayfarer515 wrote:
Ever heard of the Russian Be-200?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beriev_Be-200


I did not. I knew about the Ekranoplanes, but my understanding was they were never designed to be flown at altitude. Even the Be-200 looks like it doesn't have much of a service ceiling, why is this?

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by cloudboy
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet-powered flying boat technical feasability
Replies: 26
Views: 3250

Jet-powered flying boat technical feasability

Would it be technically feasible to built a jet-powered flying boat? Something large enough for a large cabin, along the size lines of a Martin Mars. I would think you would want it capable of landing on both water and land. I am not concerned with the financial feasibility, that is a different topi...

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by cloudboy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart
Replies: 68
Views: 13893

Re: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart

sixtyseven wrote:
Top line is flat to the APU exhaust? It's Airbus.


The 321 does have a bit of a curve to it. Which is one of the things that kicked off the "wait, how do you tell them apart" question. But one very obvious thing I missed - the 757 has a bogey landing gear while the 321 is just on pair.

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by cloudboy
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart
Replies: 68
Views: 13893

Re: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart

OP here. The ultimate question - you are trying to tell someone who is not an aviation nut how to tell the two part. I guess this extends to all 321s in a sense - how to tell the two apart if they are just looking at the aircraft. For instance, the above photo, to someone who does not know what flap...

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by cloudboy
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart
Replies: 68
Views: 13893

Re: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart

One looks like a 757 the other looks like an A321. They don't look too similar other than they are both long narrow bodies. IMO the A321 looks more derpy in the cockpit and nose area, where the 757 is a beautiful design What do you mean by "derpy"? Just from a fuselage perspective, every ...

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by cloudboy
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart
Replies: 68
Views: 13893

Telling the 321LR and 757 apart

I know the 321LR is not flying yet, but it will be soon. From what I have seen of illustrations, they look awfully similar. What is going to be the tell tale signs to look for to identify one versus teh other?

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by cloudboy
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Smallest Cat III Landing Capeable Aircraft?
Replies: 26
Views: 4612

Re: Smallest Cat III Landing Capeable Aircraft?

One more thing: cause autoland is usually needed on bad weather with high wind and probable icing condition, you'll at least need FIKI to use the full potential. Not necessarily. Particularly for a lot of small airport in parts of the country, the airport may just be poorly situated. Case in point ...

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by cloudboy
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Smallest Cat III Landing Capeable Aircraft?
Replies: 26
Views: 4612

Re: Smallest Cat III Landing Capeable Aircraft?

You can't fly any ILS you find to CAT III mins, it has to be a CAT III ILS installation and approved approach IN THE WEATHER. Just flying an VMC, yes any ILS will do. Yes, there are some approved HUD installations for autoland with 121 carriers. Didn't know anout the Diamond, would like to know det...

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by cloudboy
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Smallest Cat III Landing Capeable Aircraft?
Replies: 26
Views: 4612

Re: Smallest Cat III Landing Capeable Aircraft?

I thought some airlines could use HUDs instead.

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by cloudboy
Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Smallest Cat III Landing Capeable Aircraft?
Replies: 26
Views: 4612

Smallest Cat III Landing Capeable Aircraft?

What is the smallest Cat IIIb landing capable aircraft? Will the Tecnam P2012 be?

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by cloudboy
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue ORH (Worcester) Plans?
Replies: 51
Views: 5423

Re: JetBlue ORH (Worcester) Plans?

Have you regularly shopped for those routes? JetBlue offers some real great prices on those routes for certain days and dates. But overall, most people find that there is a significant difference when you cant be flexible between ORH and BOS/PVD. For many it is still worth it to fly from ORH, as tr...

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by cloudboy
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue ORH (Worcester) Plans?
Replies: 51
Views: 5423

Re: JetBlue ORH (Worcester) Plans?

According to the Telegram http://www.telegram.com/news/20170228/game-changer-flights-from-worcester-to-nyc-planned), the flight will leave around 6am and return around 11pm, and will start once the Cat. III landing is in place. So, realistically that probably means early next year. Can't say I am a ...

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by cloudboy
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue ORH (Worcester) Plans?
Replies: 51
Views: 5423

Re: JetBlue ORH (Worcester) Plans?

Also keep in mind that from ORH, right now you can get to MCO, FLL, and a couple of other Caribbean airports. By having a flight to JFK, you can now connect to most of the B6 system while avoiding Boston. You can avoid BOS by connecting in JFK :lol: What a dream! You're not avoiding BOS (Logan), yo...

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by cloudboy
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue ORH (Worcester) Plans?
Replies: 51
Views: 5423

Re: JetBlue ORH (Worcester) Plans?

Also keep in mind that from ORH, right now you can get to MCO, FLL, and a couple of other Caribbean airports. By having a flight to JFK, you can now connect to most of the B6 system while avoiding Boston.

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by cloudboy
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue ORH (Worcester) Plans?
Replies: 51
Views: 5423

Re: JetBlue ORH (Worcester) Plans?

I am curious why everyone feels JetBlue's ORH flights are poor performers when they compare load-factor wise similar to their Boston routes, have higher fares, and do this with a reputation of having a number of cancelled or diverted flights. B6 doesn't overbook, so they don't fill as many seats as ...

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by cloudboy
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?
Replies: 62
Views: 13558

Re: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?

I know the 764 keeps getting compared to the 332 and being shorter on range, but does the wider fuselage of the 332 mean more fuel burn, or does the latter technology and extra seat make up for that extra expense?

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by cloudboy
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegien 737-Max Premium
Replies: 1
Views: 857

Norwegien 737-Max Premium

On Norwigien's 737-Max planes they plan to use trans-atlantic - does anyone know if their "premium" seats are going to be wider 2+2, or just standard 3+3 with more legroom (really E+, no PE)?

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by cloudboy
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 12
Replies: 293
Views: 30008

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 12

With the connector between C and E, that means this lounge should be available to anyone traveling from E or C, right? That means for JetBlue travelers they heave two (albeit at a cost) lounge options.

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by cloudboy
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers in cargo class?
Replies: 27
Views: 6099

Re: Passengers in cargo class?

Are military flights really that much more dense? From what few stories I have heard, the seating area per passenger is actually better - either they use wider seats on pallets, or they may be lining the wall but you have amazing legroom. The difference being the aircraft themselves are much larger.

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by cloudboy
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 12
Replies: 293
Views: 30008

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 12

Yes they had more operations in the past. But many of those were small turboprop aircraft, which needed much less gate and terminal area. That is where Logan is suffering. I wasn't asking about filling in to create more runway or taxi space, but space for another terminal.

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by cloudboy
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 19566

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

The Westjet flight would be the only one that would have landed at T2.

He was military, so I think he would have been OK getting his gun checked through. Reports say he loaded it in the bathroom.

curious as to the motive - they caught him alive, so they should have more info eventually...

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by cloudboy
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 12
Replies: 293
Views: 30008

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 12

BOS is an airport built on reclaimed land. AS continued growth has pushed the airports to its limits, is infill a possible solution to further growth?

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by cloudboy
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign
Replies: 101
Views: 18679

Re: Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign

Seems to be some scale issues involved in the rendering. I would have to see some plans to make any real judgements.

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by cloudboy
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cramped cabins, Single score to measure "personal space" ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2566

Re: Cramped cabins, Single score to measure "personal space" ?

While I like the idea of having info that can be included in search engines, I think one number is going to do more harm than good. Too many people have differing ideas of what is important. An airline can use numbers for their E+ or even exit rows to hie up scores - which is OK for those who are mo...

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by cloudboy
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA not seated for landing?
Replies: 61
Views: 10539

Re: FA not seated for landing?

Ah how times change. I remember in the 90s seeing this type of thing (more during takeoff than during landing) all the time.

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by cloudboy
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 12
Replies: 293
Views: 30008

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 12

I hate to bring politics into this, but Boston is a bit at risk with potential upcoming new policies. Boston is dependent upon foreign students. How much an impact, if any, the new government is going to have on this is still up in the air, but I think few people would be willing to bet heavily upon...

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by cloudboy
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 332 at BOS
Replies: 13
Views: 2336

Re: AA 332 at BOS

This time of year you have a lot of students traveling - Thanksgiving recess and then as classes close. Most colleges will be out within the next three weeks.

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by cloudboy
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replicate Keflavik's model in the Azores?
Replies: 37
Views: 7449

Re: Replicate Keflavik's model in the Azores?

I have always wondered why FSP (St. Pierre) does not get more attention. For a European low cost operation, it would allow them to have a hub in North America without having to deal with a hub in a foreign country. And most destinations in North America could be served with smaller aircraft, meaning...

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by cloudboy
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Boeing built the A340
Replies: 28
Views: 6901

Re: If Boeing built the A340

I think the point the OP is trying to make is that the 340 only sold as many frames as it did was because politics forces European airlines to purchase the airbus product. I am going to switch that around and say that the reason why Boeing was able to shoot the 340 dead in the water was because they...

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by cloudboy
Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the US3 ever install a really nice Premium Economy seat?
Replies: 15
Views: 3795

Re: Will the US3 ever install a really nice Premium Economy seat?

They should just redesignate domestic first to premium economy and lower the price by about %20. First, that should get a lot more businesses to be willing to pay for premium economy on domestic flights. It also makes it much easier to charge more for lie-flat service when flying domestically. Still...

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by cloudboy
Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 11
Replies: 295
Views: 30713

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 11

How does BOS compare with SFO in regards to domestic flights only? Bostons location does not make a lot of sense for long distance international flights. Also, how much traffic does SFO put through on flights like SFO to LAX and SAN? Remember that Boston has not only air service, but regular High Sp...

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by cloudboy
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New ORH to BWI service
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

New ORH to BWI service

Apparently Rectrix is branching into commercial service. The Worcester Telegram posts that they are going to be starting service from ORH to BWI, then on to SRQ. Not sure what they will use for equipment. Story here: http://www.telegram.com/news/20161014/rectrix-aviation-to-offer-worcester-to-baltim...

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by cloudboy
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Launches BOS-DUB, JFK-LIS; Relaunches JFK-TXL
Replies: 91
Views: 16678

Re: Delta Launch Boston-Dublin

This is not a Seattle fight. Seattle will not be Boston. Seattle did not have JFK and LGA 200 miles to the south and Delta does not need a transatlantic hub. It may be 200 miles linearly, but as far as getting between the two, it is not that close. That is why you can have trains and planes every h...

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by cloudboy
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian looking at A380
Replies: 109
Views: 22585

Re: Hawaiian looking at A380

Not most Hawaii traffic however. While frequency is not as important on a leisure market as a business market, leisure travelers do care about schedule and frequency. Hotel check in times, an extra few hours at the beach before returning home easily factor in to a leisure travelers decision. If fre...

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by cloudboy
Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big JetBlue doin's at BOS
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Re: Big JetBlue doin's at BOS

That's interesting. Some kind of tug of war/plane towing contest. Bunch of people try to pull a plane 10-15 feet.

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by cloudboy
Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big JetBlue doin's at BOS
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Re: Big JetBlue doin's at BOS

Sorry. it's an A320.

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by cloudboy
Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big JetBlue doin's at BOS
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Big JetBlue doin's at BOS

Stayed overnight at the Hyatt at BOS. Wow, I never realized how close this hotel is to the end of 14/32. Anyways, open up the blinds this morning to some event being held at the end of 32. They have an Embraer 190, a flag up on a crane, an inflatable tail, a portable bleacher, and a ton of people st...

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by cloudboy
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Deicing at ORH
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Deicing at ORH

Who handles Deicing at ORH? They only receive 2 flights a day - is that handled by B6 or Massport?

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by cloudboy
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 10
Replies: 692
Views: 71561

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 10

Regarding the A380 gates...how often does BOS see diversions from JFK due to weather, etc. of the A380?

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by cloudboy
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does an airline see about you on the computer?
Replies: 66
Views: 13306

Re: What does an airline see about you on the computer?

Sorry, but I would report the situation, And the employee specifically. In this case the agent was using security as intimidation. That is totally unacceptable in a CS role, and letting things like that go is harmful to both the customer, and even more so the company. While I don't work for an airli...

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